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Iraq’s communist poet Muzaffar al-Nawab dies

AFP
Saturday, May 21, 2022

BAGHDAD: Iraq’s renowned communist poet Muzaffar al-Nawab, who faced jail time and exile in the 1960s, died on Friday in an Emirati hospital aged 88, Iraqi authorities announced.

The culture ministry said he died after a long battle against illness, without giving details. "He lives on in the spirit of all those who sing his immortal poems," President Barham Saleh tweeted.